Hometown Fantasy Girl

Master's Thesis


The work in Hometown Fantasy Girl seeks to explore the intersection of class, race, and gender through the lens of “white trash,” which can be best understood as a complex set of social representations. The exhibition features drawings and paintings that are informed both by research and personal experience, culminating in portraits of young women that discuss the intricately woven relationship between one’s class, race, and gender in America.


Attribute NameValues
  • etd-04182013-205817

Author Amanda Elizabeth Joseph
Advisor Maria Tomasula
Contributor Bettina Spencer, Committee Member
Contributor Jason Lahr, Committee Member
Contributor Maria Tomasula, Committee Chair
Contributor Jean Dibble, Committee Member
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Art, Art History, and Design
Degree Name MFA
Defense Date
  • 2013-04-08

Submission Date 2013-04-18
  • United States of America

  • Gender

  • Women

  • Class

  • Painting

  • Art

  • Drawing

  • Portraits

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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